About Our Site
TypesOfEnergy was formed to offer a unique reference point on extensive information on energy types and energy consumption.
Energy plays such a vital part in our daily lives, but how many of us really understand what it is, where it comes from, and what effect its consumption is having on the environment ? TypesOfEnergy provides clear information about the different sources of energy used for heating, lighting, cooking, transport, industry and many other applications.
We are constantly being encouraged to minimise our carbon footprint. We are surrounded by debate about the relative merits of different energy types, and a bewildering quantity of sometimes contradictory information has flooded into the public domain. Some of it not totally objective because it has been published by pressure groups, whilst much is too technical to be fully understood by readers with no scientific qualifications. So it is not surprising that many people remain confused about the true impact of energy on the environment. TypesOfEnergy has addressed this problem by setting out the important facts clearly and without bias, and explaining the underlying scientific principles in plain English.
Visit TypesOfEnergy to find essential information on topics such as fossil fuels, nuclear power and renewable energies. Read about great scientific achievements of the past and today's pioneering research into new ways of harnessing energy. Find out more about alternative methods of generating electricity: how transport has been powered in the past and the emerging technologies that are likely to fuel vehicles in the future; innovative strategies to reduce energy waste and many more issues that will impact on our lives in the future.
Our concern was that there was no single UK resource for interesting features and practical advice on this subject.
Our features and articles are written by experts - who have experience, or a particular interest in this area.
Our BackgroundTypesOfEnergy was founded by John Rowlinson, the founder of PtS.
John, through PtS, is involved in a number of ventures including software and property companies. A percentage of revenue from these activities goes towards funding TypesOfEnergy and a number of similar sites.
Our focus is simply on having experts create the highest quality information possible that is widely read.